Perceived morbidity and health behaviour in a dogon community.
The episodes of morbidity over a 6 month period were recorded at 179 households comprising 1715 people living in the district of Bandiagara (Mali).
This population was subdivided into groups according to their distances from the nearest district health centre and educational services, their scholarization, socio-economic and hygiene levels.
The subjects interviewed were asked to report illnesses using their vernacular names, the type of therapy selected, the decision process, the time-lapse between onset and remedial action, the treatment undergone and its effect.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Attitude, Perception sociale, Comportement, Maladie, Automédication, Médecine occidentale, Médecine traditionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mali, Afrique, Demande thérapeutique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Attitude, Social perception, Behavior, Disease, Self prescription, Western medicine, Folk medicine, Epidemiology, Human, Mali, Africa, Therapeutical request
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0392104
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.